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February 8, 2023
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When I first laid eyes on Mike, who is now my husband, I felt an undeniable pull towards him. I knew nothing about him, but there was something intriguing about him that I just couldn’t shake. Every time I was in his presence, I felt this warm, fuzzy feeling that I couldn’t quite explain.
It wasn’t until we finally spoke for the first time at a charity event that I had the chance to figure out what was going on. I must admit, a little bit of liquid courage helped me approach him, but I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with him. Our first conversation was a bit of a wild ride with all the noise and music, but I managed to pick up a few keywords like “farm” and “chicken.” I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but I left the event feeling like maybe my intuition was off.
However, days later, Mike added me on Facebook, and we started chatting. I was able to do a bit of digging, and what I found was quite surprising. Mike had a hobby vineyard that he affectionately called his farm, and he was the president of an organic chicken company. I was blown away by how much we actually had in common, from our professional goals to our shared passions.
So, what’s the moral of the story? It’s to keep an open mind and never judge a book by its cover. First impressions are just that, and it takes time to get to know someone and their story. And in this case, it led to a wonderful, playful love story that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
5 Min Read
February 11, 2022
Comments Off on The world seems broken, but it’s not. Here’s how to make these times seem less overwhelming for you:
When Times Get Tough, Look Within
Everything seems overwhelming. The news, social media, and just existence in general. I don’t know about you, but I am taking things one day at a time.
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February 9, 2022
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When I met Mike in 2012, he had already planted his, then, hobby vineyard. I knew nothing about wine, so the fact that I was dating someone that was educated in viticulture, worked as a winemaker and had his own vineyard was super intimidating to me.
I recently listened to a podcast where the host interviewed author and couples’ therapist Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. I must admit; my mind was blown.
This therapist’s beliefs about companionship were extraordinarily different from what others say, and it was incredibly powerful to hear his message.
6 Min Read
October 15, 2021
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I opened a clothing store at the age of 25. I had no management experience. I never took a business course in my life. But something inside me told me that I would be okay.
Getting there was kind of an evolution, and I continue to reinvent myself to this day. I’ve always followed my heart, and I’ve never been afraid to embrace new ideas. And even when things didn’t work out quite the way I’d hoped, I always learned from the experience.
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September 23, 2021
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I love my relationship with my husband. We always make time for one another. We make each other a priority and try and go on a date at least once a week.
That weekly date is our time. It’s an opportunity to connect, have adult conversations, and enjoy our time together without the distractions of children or work.
7 Min Read
March 20, 2020
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I didn’t have high expectations of myself growing up.Quite the opposite, in fact.
I felt pressure from society to have a career path, a life partner, and a family, all by the age of 25.It was too much!So I decided I would do what felt right for meat the time and see how it would all play out.
I felt that the pressure to have one’s life in order at such a young age was somewhat unrealistic. After all, I was still discovering who I was; how could I possibly have it all figured out that decisively?
5 Min Read
February 4, 2019
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It may sound like new-age hippie talk, but leading a more positive life has so many benefits to our health and wellbeing that it bears putting in the effort.
Living a positive life isn’t just about us, either. It’s about how we relate to the people around us, in our personal relationships as well as in business. As humans, we gravitate to positivity. We are like moths to the flame as a smile and a kind word is always preferable to the opposite.
6 Min Read
January 28, 2019
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My story is not unique.
I said I wouldn’t change. I said that the baby would have to work around our schedules. I said that we’d still have time for one another.
I was wrong.
5 Min Read
January 21, 2019
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When you belittle your partner, you might think you are helping. The reality is, however, that expressing negativity in your relationship can have far-reaching psychological and emotional effects on both of you.
Many people do this without even realizing. The result can be an erosion of trust and a breaking down of your partner’s confidence to the point where honest, constructive communication is difficult.
There are many ways this can manifest in a relationship. Being able to recognize these tendencies may help you avoid raining a lot of hurt down on the one you love. Ultimately, a healthy relationship grows and thrives through love, understanding, support, and caring – a true understanding of who your partner is and an acceptance of them for all that they are.